‘Maids, drivers need new medical checkup upon return from abroad’

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Residency Affairs has demanded citizens and residents to make new medical checkup to their domestic workers as soon as they returned from abroad. The Directorate identified workers from over 30 nationalities as being affected by the new regulation.

In a press statement, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Security Media Department noted that the decision was take upon a recommendation from the Ministry of Health. Sponsors of the domestic workers have to visit the Public Health Department of the Health Ministry to conduct the medical tests for their maids once they come back, emphasized the ministry.

It pointed out that domestic workers from the following countries are affected by the new regulation: Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Central Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Guinea- Bissau, Senegal, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Cameroon, Benin, Zambia, Malawi, Philippines, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Congo, Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Niger, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nepal, Chad, Ceylon, Myanmar, India, Togo, Ghana and Madagascar.

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